An existing house was deconstructed to make room for 7200 SF of new ground up construction including a main house, pool house, and lanai. This hillside home was built through a phased sequence of extensive excavation and site work, complicated by a single point of entry. Site walls were built using true dry stacked stone and concrete retaining walls faced with sawn veneer. Sustainable features include FSC certified lumber, solar hot water, fly ash concrete, and low emitting insulation with 75% recycled content.
Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, it is billed as the world’s most expensive standalone casino property at $8 billion, including cost of the prime land.
Submission Date: Nov 27, 2008
Architect(s): Juan Robles
Completion Date: 2007
Project Type: Residential
A beautiful mix of contemporary architecture with traditional design. We especially love how the large amounts of greenery add a sense of serenity here. More info can be found here.
Submission Date: Apr 01, 2011
Architect(s): David Guerra
Photographer(s): Jomar Bragança
Project Type: Residential
Flavor Paper HQ, a boutique wallpaper manufacturer located in Brooklyn, NY by Jeff Kovel of Skylab Architecture. Portland firm Skylab Architecture designed the renovation of a 1931 brick building to house the new headquarters for Flavor Paper.
Sherman, CEO of Flavor Paper and a couple of employee-tenants actually live there, with the boss enjoying a classic bachelor lifestyle (D.J. booth, roof deck, floating beds) inside a retro-futuristic penthouse with the city’s easiest commute.
Z House, by nred arquitectos, is a residence located in Gran Canaria, Spain, a structure most notable for its two-terrace configuration. The design was necessitated by the site’s slope and topography, a plot also characterized by dense vegetation and interspersed with small gardens. Theoretically, the house’s plan is infinite, its structures based on free composition and varying heights determined by the land’s contours, rising and falling like a waterfall. Its construction, meanwhile, is comprised of concrete, glass and wood, while the residence’s interior is defined by tubular spaces, lit only at one end and providing a more linear complement to its folding design.
Situated in Chihuahua, Mexico, the CC House by Parque Humano serves as a forward-thinking, streamlined home within the midst of the stark environment. Boasting heavy architectural lines and an elongated structure, the CC House is characterized by minimal white stucco walls and tan stone. Contrasting wood paneling plays a role in both the exterior as well as the interior of the house as various walls are layered with the subtle texture. The open-air home features expansive windows to allow light to flow freely into the spaces of the home while an outdoor, underground pool and open patio sections finish things off.
Architects: Parque Humano
Location: Chihuahua, Mexico
Total Area: 650 sqm
Project Team: Jorge Covarrubias + Benjamín González Henze con Omar Martinez
Photographs: Paul Rivera – ArchPhoto
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